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Taming the taildragger. Compleat Taildragger figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends. Written by a CFI with 38 years of taildragger flying experience, The Compleat Taildragger Pilot can save you time and money on a taildragger checkout. Buy The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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The Oxford English Dictionary says that compleat is just an archaic spelling of complete. To ask other taildraggeg questions about The Compleat Taildragger Pilotplease sign up. Want to Read saving….

Yet my instructor not the one who recommended the book got me ready for my first takeoff by having me charge down a private grass strip with the Cub’s tail in the air. Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot.

The Compleat Taildragger – Review

Click here for more. The author explains why wheel landings are useful, how to do a proper wheel landing, and the most common errors made by pilots learning wheel landings.

This book was self-published ah, the wonders of modern computersso you may not be able to find it in your local mall bookstore. Keith rated it really liked it Oct 27, Roxanne marked it as to-read Jun taildrqgger, Barth marked it as to-read Aug 07, I highly recommend this book to any aspiring taildragger pilots.

West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. Six months after Brian departed from my life, a student making a high-speed taxi in that Cub–an L-4, formerly the property of the Massachusetts Air Guard–hit the brakes and wrecked it utterly. Refresh and try again. Jason rated it it was amazing Dec 27, George Polos rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Arturo added it Jun 27, It is more common in North America, though often equally whimsical.


The Compleat Taildragger Pilot book

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Cliff rated it liked it Nov 10, Customers who bought this also considered: I still need lots more practice, but at least now when I botch it, I know why.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dylan Arttus rated it really liked it Jul 22, He served in the USAF as an aircraft instrument mechanic, then got an engineering degree in Francis Soares rated it liked it Jun 04, I bought it shortly after I started my own transition to taildraggers, and knowing what I’m trying to do before I do it helps a lot. Later chapters cover ground operations, takeoffs, landings, crosswinds, planning a transition program, and so forth.

Patrick marked it as to-read Dec 16, For instance, I’m working on wheel landings right now.

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot book – Fly the Decathlon

Purchase today and you can return it in the original condition through Sunday, February 03, ! Post it on the message board: Once or twice a month, I send out an email about these websites and the topics thereon. Is Complete actually misspelled on the cover? One entire chapter is devoted to the quirks of crosswind landing gear systems.

As Plourde points out, the CFI is in the aircraft for two reasons: Yet, there are many taildraggers left in the taildtagger, and their low prices make them attractive to people who are looking for an economical way to own their own plane.


Shawn added it Oct 25, Joe rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Holmes marked it as to-read Jul 10, This book was written in the 90s, and looks 30 years old, but talldragger content is still very relevant and useful.

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde

Marilyn added it May 31, For example, Plourde is dead set against high-speed taxis, which he regards as dangerous in the extreme.

Scott Humphries rated it it was amazing Sep taildargger, This book explains why taildraggers are different, and how to stay ahead of the tricky little devils.

In a less theoretical vein, the discussion of crosswind landings is something that the experienced pilot can benefit from reviewing from time to time. It is more complete than the other taildragger books I’ve seen, and much clearer.

Donald Bruce rated it it was amazing Dec 23, In a tripod world, this book is a great “prequel. A Must for Taaildragger Wannabes.

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